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CyberShadow

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  1. Hmmm... define 'play', exactly. I dont get to play 28mm very often these days, and was never a huge fan in the past. However, I do own the rules and if the prospect of a 28mm game ever came up, Defiance would be my ruleset of choice.... Does that count?
  2. In games design terms, you are actually looking for something that is incredibly hard to pull off. You are not alone, and there are a lot of people who want a game which uses infantry, vehicles, transports, fliers, mecha-walkers, dropships, etc.... and includes a points construction system. But, that would turn out to be either hugely complicated, with seperate design rules for each class of model on the table, or impossible to actually get accurate. Honestly, if FWC is not your thing (and as far as I am aware it uses the Warmaster rules engine, also used in Blitzkrieg Commander and Cold War Commander - officers roll to activate troops within their command range, and can keep activating until they fail a roll) then I would be tempted to drop the requirement to point cost build. These formulas are great, but most games playtest to produce points values. The other option is to take an established game that you like, create your own points construction rule for it, and only use units that have been created with your own construction rule system. The more popular 6mm games currently out there are Epic (Armageddon, 3rd edition, NetEpic), FWC, Command Horizon (detachment basing), Seeds of War (although I may be biased on this one), and Dirtside II. There are others, but these are the main ones. Alternatively, you could look at a 6mm WWII game and play it with science fiction minis.
  3. It looks like Firestorm will be faster play than both BFG and FT. It seems extremely close to Uncharted Seas (although I have to say that I dont own US) which means a move of between half and the full move stat, firing on D6 with a 4 or 5 means a hit, a 6 means two hits. Ships in the fire arc of the weapon get the full weapon dice, ships 'on the line' get half the dice rolled against them. Turning done by one of a couple of templates to determine the tightness of the turn, depending on the size of the ship. It is unclear if FA will have attack craft, although the US Dragon Ship used a similar mechanic so I guess that we will see it. BFG is probably closer to FA in rules than FT is, since FT is more complex than BFG. BFG has a similar movement system. FT has a pre-plotted movement system and six fire arcs instead of four. I have to say that my response to FA is the same as it was to US. Everyone said that the system was great, and fast play, although I like more detail in my rules, and none of the ships really grab me (the US ships still dont quite do it for me, but that is a personal taste issue).
  4. Seconded! I am no stranger to space minis, but the quality of the resin casting in these is phenomenal! Extremely crisp..... I wil need to use my CN voucher very soon!
  5. He has? Can't find them on the site: http://www.ravenstarstudios.com/ I see BSG, I see Star Trek, I see something called Galactic Star Command. But I cannot find cold navy anywhere on there. He has not updated the site yet, but he did make some of the CN available for pre-order a while ago. I picked up a couple of ships myself.
  6. I picked up my copy from the post office this morning, and it is waiting at home for me to unwrap it! From looking at a store copy, it seems that the board pieces should fit, but will be thicker, but I will need to give this a go over the weekend - and I have a LOT of board piece from previous editions to get a big game set up!
  7. These have nothing to do with me, but were mentioned on TMP: http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2219 http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2220 http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2221 http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2222 Enjoy! (Very few of our DRM game, and none of my Hostile Stars game, but you cant have everything.)
  8. Oh yes! I will be there, demo-ing the new space fleet game from Dark Realm Miniatures - Hostile Stars. Feel free to say hi.
  9. Damn, that brought back memories. I had forgotten all about that show. It was cool and I used to love it as a kid, but I dont think that it lasted very long.
  10. Argh! I have been tagged! I feel part of the gang now. I have my user comments set to approval, which means that comments are not added until I have checked them. This gets around the issue it being open to abuse.
  11. And only now do you tell me that you are another Transformers collector? Argh! Good luck with everything, and let us know when you return.
  12. Mine is here: http://www.players.tacticalwargames.net/ti...og.php?blogId=1 But, like my life, it has wandered off in a direction of its own!
  13. I had exactly the same problem, and had to go through the exact same solution. I assume that this was due to an update of AVG as they have both been playing nice until a couple of days ago. Then, I update AVG, it deletes a load of ZomeAlarm stuff (which I assumed was from the virus vault) and then my web connect just stopped working. Took off ZA and reinstalled, and all is quiet again.
  14. It seems to work for me... Let me know what error message you get.
  15. It is true, they dont age well. Following the abomination that was Batman 2 - still rated as one of my worst five films ever seen! - any of the others are good. I do like the original Tim Burton version, it has the Gothic feel that I look for in the Dark Knight. Three and four are OK, but way too cartoony. I went back to watch Batman Begins recently. I didnt lke it first time I saw it, but re-watching I worked out why. Batmas Begins is a really good movie, but it is just not Batman after the other series. It doesnt fit with the other films.
  16. I humbly submit Warp Rift - dedicated to GWs Battlefleet Gothic game: http://www.epic40k.co.uk/bfgmag/index.html
  17. I believe that it does. But there are two problems. Firstly, I dont play WAB. Secondly, it suffers the standard problem of a generic rules set being used for Eastern specific games.
  18. Wow. I go away for a week and this thread explodes! I started with RT way back.... sigh. I think that part of the appeal of the initial rules is certainly nostalgia. However, partly this is also because the focus was different. There was a lot of randomness in the rules, rolling on tables for your weapons, etc and this lead to wildly unbalanced games, but a lot of fun. For me, however, there is more. RT was a good game because it was written as a skirmish rules set and played as a skirmish rules set. Later 40K rules are written as skirmish rules sets, but played on a much larger field, and the cracks are showing.
  19. Welcome to my own frustration! I have been increasingly cut off by the lack of SE Asian rules sets available. Divine Wind has been repeatedly pushed back, and is also a 'traditional' rules set applied to the theatre. Essentially, warfare in this SE Asian region was different from Western warfare, but any 'traditional' wargames rules will simply provide specific army lists for unchanged rules. Basically, there are now two rules sets which deal particularly with the Sengoku period: Killer Katanas 2 - This has long been the 'standard' feudal Japan rules set, and appears to include a lot of excellent background and information. Battles in the Ago of War (Peter Pig) - This is aimed at 15mm figures, mounted three to a base. I dont currently have these, but will be picking up BitAoW as soon as I can find the cash. The period is really calling out for an Eastern warfare set of rules, covering from Chinas Warring State period right through to Sengoku and Japans invasion of Korea.
  20. It is probably program and system files using all the space. It seems that you have looked in the obvious places. Also, is the drive partitioned? If he has Windows, Office and Java installed it is amazing how fast space gets eaten up by the regular updates that these three get, especially if it is an old PC.
  21. I know that you wanted to get away from GW, but they did also make a Purestrain Genestealer in 54mm for Inquisitor.
  22. Sorry, I didnt see this earlier. I was at Salute this year for the full day, running demo/participation games of DRMs 6mm Seeds of War game, and answering questions. I have a couple of pictures of this here: http://www.tacticalwargames.net/wiki/tiki-...php?galleryId=5 UK conventions are much more trade focussed than those in the US (I hear). The main reason that people go is to pick up some new minis, chat with the makers and see the figures up close. There are demo games (obviously) but these are often promotional, run by the manufacturer. A couple of clubs put on games this year, which was nice to see.
  23. This came up on the excellent '2D6 Feet'podcast. They made an excellent point, that it is very unlikely that any company would be allowed to 'close' an OGL, since it would open the doors to the same thing happening in other areas, such as software. I think that this is a step too far.
  24. My brother was on a train when someones phone rang, and the ringtone was the Addams Family theme. Pretty much the whole carriage did the finger clicks!
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